4-week Course: Discover Spain & Portugal
Join us as we taste our way around the fantastic Iberian peninsula discovering the diversity of unique indigenous grape varieties that both Spain and Portugal have to offer. As regions such as Rioja and Cava steal the limelight all other the wonderful areas are often over-shadowed and over-looked by UK consumers. These regions in the North include Rias Baixas for the fruit-driven Albarino variety, Rueda for aromatic Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc, Toro and Navarra for fleshy and alcoholic reds (and rosés) and the most promising Ribera del Duero for wonderful Tempranillo. Elsewhere we will discover Valencia, Montsant, La Mancha and Alicante for up and coming wines whilst looking at the famous Priorat district for structured and wines for maturation (this one the Spanish try to keep for themselves!)
In addition there will be a session on the wonderful wines of Sherry matched perfectly with Tapas whilst the final session will focus on the wines from Portugal including Port, Vinho Verde, Dao, Douro and Soutern Portugal.
Course Programme (all Wednesdays):
- 11th September 2019: Session 1 - North-East, East & Central Spain (big wine to look forward to: Priorat & Cava)
- 18th September 2019: Session 2 - North Spain (big wine to look forward to: Ribera del Duero & Rioja Gran Reserva)
- 25th September 2019: Session 3 - Sherry & Tapas Tasting (South Spain). A fantastic evening of food & wine matching. (Big wine to look forward to: a very old Palo Cortado)
- 2nd October 2019: Session 4 - Portugal (big wine to look forward to: Vintage Port served with Stilton)
You will experience, first hand, the amazing range of grape varieties and flavours that Spain has to offer. You will taste some classic Spanish wines, along with some new- wave wines from really cutting-edge winemakers.
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All tastings are tutored with a digital presentation and you will receive full tasting notes, a tasting sheet and nibbles.
Course Fee Structure:
The total course fee is £105. As a way of spreading out the cost, we ask for £65 payment on booking and then £10 in cash each evening. (This works out at approximately £25 per evening, usual cost if you booked on a single evening is normally approximately £30 per evening).
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Wed 11th Sep 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham